First dinner meeting for Lion Carol, as President,
September 12, 2017.

2018 Multiple District 22 96nd Annual Convention

May 7-10, 2018
Ocean City, Maryland

Information may be found at this link.  Hope to see you there. 


PLEASE NOTE;  During the 2017-2018 Lion Year this web page will be updated.  Please take pictures and provide them to Lion Karin Hancock.

2018 Scholarship Announcement and Application



Atlantic City Bus Trip

Sold Out - Thank you.

Aberdeen High School LEO Club Basket Bingo


Dinner Meetings 

Sister Suzanne Bunn shared with the members how she became the Peace Nu from Woodstock at the January 23rd, 2018 dinner meeting 



At the January 9th, 2018 dinner meeting, Melisa Blessing  from the Harford County Department of Emergency
Services provided information on the functions of this important County department.


In addition that night the Aberdeen Lions Club inducted a new member, Earl Noble.  Induction was completed by PDG Senora Haywood.


November 14, 2107, was designated at World Diabetes Day.  Debble Ostrowski, a certified Diabetes instructor and Director of the Diabetes and Endocrine and the 

Anticoagulation Center at the University of Maryland at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, provided very informative information regarding diabetes.  


At the November 28th, 2017, dinner meeting, Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady provided club members and update on Ripken Stadium.  


District 22-A Social  

The Disctrict 22-A Social will be conducted on November 4, 2017, at the HorseShoe Casino in Baltmore.  Cost is $50.00.  See information below or click on link above for additional information and registration form.





Empty Stocking Toy Collection


You’ve all heard of “CHRISTMAS IN JULY?”  The Aberdeen Lions Club will be having “CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!”  At our Dinner meetings starting in September and going through the early part of December, (cutoff date for 2017 toy donations will be communicated once received) we will be collecting toys that will be donated to the Harford County Empty Stocking Fund. 

Please consider bringing an unwrapped new toy with you to the dinner meetings or dropping one (or two) off at the Accounting office of Cynthia A. Moats, CPA, P.A., 607 Paradise Road Aberdeen, MD 21001

(NOTE:  Walmart, Target and Toys R Us regularly have isles with clearance toys)

Lions Cynthia, Karin and Annette have done a great job or coordinating the toy collection over the past several years. Let’s try and make this our best year yet for collecting toys that will help put smiles on little faces during the Holiday Season.  

Please feel free to contact Lions Cynthia, Karin or Annette if you have any questions! 

You do not need to be a member of the Aberdeen Lions Club to participate in this project.  New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at 607 Paradise Road, Aberdeen, MD  21001.  Thank you for your support




As your King of Aluminum Can recycling, I'm happy to announce, that after a few weeks of no-availability, the Aberdeen Lions Club Can Trailer has found a new home!

For almost 15 years, the Shortstop Beverage Barn was home to the "Can Trailer".  Shortstop Beverage Barn owner, Andy Lee, was very gracious to allow the Can Trailer to be parked on his property for those many years. As most of you know, the Shortstop Beverage Barn has closed with the property being sold to the Lidl Grocery Store chain. 
So, the Can Trailer needed a new home; a place of high visibility and easy access.

After an exhaustive search involving dozens of land-use experts, marketing gurus, helicopter photography and even satellite imaging making use of the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station, I'm pleased to announce that the Can Trailer's new home is:

The Railroad Food Park located on W. Bel Air Ave at the foot of Mt. Royal Ave and adjacent to the B & O Railroad Station. Lion Art Helton was very accommodating in allowing the Can Trailer to be placed on his property. Thank you, Lion Art!!

One doesn't just park a Can Trailer on a piece of property and walk away...No!!!  Some site work had to be done and for that, I want to thank Steve Horne and his Crew from Horne Concrete Construction for doing the necessary site prep prior to placing the Can Trailer at its new location. So....the Can Trailer is in place and just waiting for you to fill it with Aluminum Cans!

And just so you date, we have raised $28,480.00 from recycled Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Brass and assorted recyclable items.

100% of that $28,480.00 and all future money goes directly back into the Community for local area scholarships, eye glasses for those that cannot afford them, youth athletic sponsorships, medical loan items and a laundry list of civic endeavors.

See us on FB and soon you can visit our newly revamped website:

(Under Construction) for more information including how to become a member of the Aberdeen Lions Club.

And....look to these same emails for information regarding the re-dedication of the Can Trailer!  September 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the Aberdeen Lions Club Can Trailer.

Plans are in the works for a gala re-dedication of our beloved Can Trailer! You won't want to miss this event! It's sure to be a hum-dinger!

Thank you all for your past contributions to the Can Trailer and please continue to put Aluminum Cans in the Can Trailer!

King Can, Mark


Hurricane Harvey Assistance

On August 30, 2017, the Aberdeen Lions Club donated 25 walkers that will be taken down to Texas for those in need from Hurricane Harvey.  The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department organized this very worthwhile Project!  As you can see from the photos, food, drinks, clothing and other medical supplies are some of the many items collected for the trip South.

Many thanks to Lions Lisa & Chris for giving Lion Mark a heads-up that the BAVFD was organizing this.  Many thanks too, to those in the BAVFD that organized this! Thank you!!

And many thanks also, for the many people that donate their no-longer-needed
medical supplies to the Aberdeen Lions Club and the other Lions Clubs in Harford County. You never know who will benefit from your generosity.






Aberdeen Lions Breakfast
August 19, 2017
Golden Corral, Aberdeen

We had over 30 Lions and guests coming out for our annual breakfast at Golden Corral.  This event brings Lions and their families together for an informal get-together.  No formal meeting!  No Lions business!  Just friends and family eating together.   Also, it's a small way to thank Lion Russ (owner of Golden Corral) for his food contributions to our Spaghetti and Pancake Suppers.  (Thanks Russ!!)









Aberdeen Lions Club Awards for 2016-2017

At the last dinner meeting of the Lions Year, King Lion Bijoy presented several key awards to members for their year(s) of service to the club and the community.


King Lion Bijoy presents Lions Senora Haywood an Arnall Patz Award and Melvin Johnson with a Melvin Jones Fellow Honor.

King Lion Bijoy presents Lion of the Year Award to Lion Mark Schlottman.

King Lion Bijoy presented a president award to Lions Chuck Jacobs and Sandy Osborn.



Immediate Past President Bijoy happily pins incoming President Carol Mahanti with her President's Pin.

The following members were recognized for their perfect attendance (beyond 1 year):

2016-2017 Perfect Attendance Pins


1 Year                                                          22 Years

Luanne Miller                                              Senora Haywood
Cheryl Rickey                                              Cynthia Moats
Lynn Jastrab

2 Years                                                           24 Years

Tammy Buckley                                            Kersey Jones
                                                                        Herman Moxey

3 Years                                                           30 Years                   

James Moats                                                 Mark Schlottman

4 Years                                                           33 Years                   

Bijoy Mahanti                                                Rowe Haywood
Carol Mahanti
Dave Shetterly


7 Years                                                          34 Years

Chuck Jacobs                                               Linda Baine

8 Years                                                          44 Years

Karin Hancock                                             Larry Harris

9 Years

Sandy Osborn

18 Years

Lambert Rickey



Aberdeen Lions Marched in National  Memorial Day Parade

Washington, DC

 Aberdeen Lions were proud to be part of the Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. on the 29th of May.   King Lion Bijoy Mahanti and Lion Mark Schlottman particpated in the parade.  Lions from the greater Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware were represented.


82th Anniversary Celebration
May 2014

Eighty-two years ago, the Aberdeen Lions Club was chartered with 23 members.  We are the second oldest Lions club in our District 22-A and the oldest Lions club in Harford County, MD.  King Lion Annette presided as the club celebrated its 82h Anniversary at the Wetlands Golf Course with dinner and a program.  Thanks goes to Lions Lynn and Linda for organizing the evening. 






Multiple District 22 Lions Convention

Seven Aberdeen Lions were among the nearly 500 Lions who attended the MD22 Convention at Ocean City, MD in mid-May.  Aberdeen attendees were:  Lions Annette, Bijoy, Carol, Linda, Zach, PDG Senora, and PCC Rowe.  The Guest Speaker for the Convention was International President Barry Palmer.  Highlights for the Aberdeen Lions included: Club President Annette carried the DG Banner in for Opening Ceremonies; Lion Lambert was honored with an award from the LCI President; newest and youngest Aberdeen Lion Zach attended his first Convention with his grandmother, Lion Linda; and PCC Rowe recieved his third Progressive Melvin Jones pin.  The Aberdeen Lions Club earned the following club awards from District 22-A:  Membership Plan, Bulletin/ Webpage/Public Relations/Peace Poster/Diabetes Awareness/Community Service and Advanced Achievement Award. The Club also held its "traditional dinner" at Nicks Ribs and Seafood which was full of fun, fellowship, and foolishness! 





Board Meetings and Dinner Meetings

The Aberdeen Lions meet twice a month on Tuesday for dinner meetings.  Members discuss upcoming efforts on Club projects, activities and fundraisers, as well as share fellowship and fun.  Also at dinner meetings, members are often recognized for their time and efforts towards Lionism.  (For example, DG Dan is recognizing PCC Rowe...bottom central pic.)  The Aberdeen Lions Board meeting is conducted once a month, immediately before the first dinner meeting.  Below are photos from the March Board and dinner meeting. 


Aberdeen Lions Board Meeting




Aberdeen Lions Dinner Meeting


Be My Valentine

Lions couldn't forget about thier loved ones as they were invited to the Aberdeen Lions Valentine's Meeting on Feb 11th.  There was special entertainment and even a new member was inducted into the club.  Sponsored by Lion Bijoy Mahanti, Lion Nils Johnson became the Aberdeen Valentine Lion.




Years of Service in Lions

At a recent dinner meeting, five Aberdeen Lions were recognized for their years in service to Lions Clubs:  (clockwise below) Sandy Osborn, 15 years; Kersey Jones, 20 ears; Dick Craig, 25 years; Larry Harris, 40 years and Marilyn Craig, 25 years. 



Aberdeen Lions Holiday Meeting

Guests and Spouses were invited to the Aberdeen Lions Holiday Meeting in early December.  It was a time for members to catch up on family news with each other.  Attendees were served appertizers and a special dinner meal.  Special entertainment was provided too.





Aberdeen Christmas Street Parade

It was a unusually warm and sunny day for the 2012 Christmas Street Parade, but that wasn't the situation this year in 2013.  It was unusually cold, wet and windy as the Aberdeen Lions and family members participated in the city of Aberdeen's 2013 Christmas Street parade.  Additionally, Lions were asked to sell bratwursts during the parade.  Thanks goes to Lion Mark who organized the brats sales and to the following Lions: Bijoy & Carol, Linda and Hubby Barry, and Maria.  Lion Mark reported that these Lions and spouse endured lousy weather to sell Brats in partnership with the Aberdeen Heritage Trust.  On top of that, Lion Maria provided THE BEST Brats!  Lion Mark said he heard a lot of people say how good they were!  Our own Lion Jon bought one and couldn't wait to get another one, they were that good!    




Aberdeen Lions at the District 22-A Social
Top of the Bay, APG

Aberdeen Lions joined other Lions and guests in attending the District 22-A Dinner and Dance Social at the Top of the Bay at Aberdeen Proving Ground.  Guest Speaker was Kenneth Hammontree, who presented a historical presentation of Melvin Jones, founder of Lions Clubs.




District 22-A Governor Dan Visits Aberdeen Lions

DG Dan made his official visit to the Aberdeen Lions in early November.  He spoke about projects and events at the International level as well as the local District level.  One of the District 22- A projects that DG Dan initiated is the collection of food for distribution to local food pantries.  (See Club Projects for more info.)  DG Dan was accompanied by District Treasurer Chuck who provided an introduction to Dan and his presentation.



Lions Attend USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
Overland Park, Kansas

Four Aberdeen Lions were among the 2000+ Lions who attended the 37th Annual Lions Leadership Forum for USA and Canada. PCC Rowe, PDG Ed, PDG Senora and Lion Jane participated in several of the 65 seminars.  Additionally, PCC Rowe presented the session, “Zone/Region Chairperson: Facilitating Zone Success."  PDG Senora moderated the session, “Public Speaking: Skills for Everyone.”  At the MD22 Breakfast, the four Aberdeen Lions took a picture with the rest of the District 22-A attendees.  Next year’s Forum will be held in San Juan, Puerto.  See you there!





Club's VPs Review Committees at First Club Meeting

At the first dinner meeting of the Lions Year, it is a tradition for the Aberdeen Lions Club's Vice Presidents to review the committees which they oversee.  Members have another opportunity to sign up for a specific committee and/or provide comments on upcoming committee activities.  It's a good way to review the upcoming year of committee activities for administrative (1VP Lambert), service (JD) and fundraising (3VP Cheryl).    


Lion Larry reading the proposed change to the Aberdeen Lions Club Constitution.  The membership approved the change.  




Aberdeen Lions Night at the IronBirds Game

July 15, 2017
Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen

Members and guests of the Aberdeen Lions Club gathered to attend an IronBirds game at Ripken Stadium.  A fireworks display followed the game against the Connecticut Tigers.  Thanks goes to Lion Mark who obtained the tickets for this fun event.






A Donation to the Lions of Aberdeen

At its ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new store in Aberdeen, Royal Farms presented the Aberdeen Lions Charities Inc. (ALCI) with a check for $1000.00.   The money will be used for community activities in Aberdeen and distributed among the three Lions clubs within Aberdeen:  ALCI, Maryland Cycling for Sight Lions Club and the Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club.  Aberdeen Lion Club President Annette and MD Cycle for Sight Club President Mike spoke briefly at the ceremony, thanking Royal Farms for its contribution to Lionism and to Aberdeen.  The Orioles Bird and the Royal Farm Chicken provided hugs to Lions too.







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